Friday, February 19, 2010

Lava Cakes

Lava Cakes may sound tricky and complicated, but the only thing complicated is making sure that you have enough custard cups to make a double or triple batch.  Some quick dish washing may have to take place if you only have 4 cups and 8 people to serve. :)  Lava Cakes are so delicious and gooey, as well as incredibly easy to make.  Melt, stir, stir, stir, pour, pour, pour, pour.  That's it!  Oh, did I mention that you can refrigerate these, uncooked, then bake them on demand?  You can!  Go to your kitchen NOW and whip up some of these tasty treats, your spouse and kids will love you forever and ever, AMEN! 

P.S.-Make sure to have some ice cream on hand to go with them.  You'll thank me later for that tip!
P.P.S.-If you are a real-life friend of mine and live in the area, I'll gladly loan you some custard cups to make these, if you don't have any...I have 2 sets...4 cups just doesn't cut it around here. :)

1/2 c. chocolate chips
1 stick butter or margarine
1 c. powdered sugar
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
6 T. flour

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Grease/butter 4 small custard cups.  Melt chocolate chips and butter in a microwave safe dish for 1 minute.  Remove from microwave and whisk until combined and completely melted.  Add powdered sugar and mix.  Add eggs and yolks, whisk well.  Add flour and mix until smooth.  Divide batter evenly among greased cups.  Bake at 425 degrees for 13-14 minutes.  While still warm, loosen the cake with a knife from the edges of the cup.  Invert onto individual serving plates or bowls.  Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or a big scoop of ice cream.  Serves 4.


  1. These sound delicious. I like reading your blog you are very creative!

  2. Did you know these are Peyton's favorite to make? :)